Governor Shumlin Addresses Price Spike of Opiate Overdose Drug

Opiate addiction is a dangerous disease and should be treated as such. Naloxone is drug that can save lives by reversing the affects of an overdose. Since Gov. Shumlin signed legislation to expand availability of naloxone last year it has been used to reverse an overdose nearly 200 times. Unfortunately now the price has been rising nation-wide due to increased demand. Below is a press release by Governor Shumlin regarding this issue.

April 8, 2015

Gov. Shumlin Urges Maker of Overdose Reversal Drug to Halt Price Spike
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SAT and State College Fee Waiver Info

Vermont high school juniors and seniors may qualify to take the SAT test for free and have application fees waived for any of the Vermont State Colleges.

The deadline to register for the May 6th SAT testing date is Monday April 6th, and the deadline to register for the June 6th testing date is May 8th. The SAT is required for entrance into most higher education programs. Students can register online at www.sat.collegeboard.org/register.

The registration fee for the SAT is $50 but high school juniors and seniors …

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Driver Restoration Day

Friday, March 20th-Driver Restoration Day
Driver Restoration Day will help Vermonters in Chittenden and other counties who have had their licenses suspended for failure to pay traffic tickets get their driving privileges reinstated. The effort is aimed to increase public safety and to ensure lower-income Vermonters are not forced to make tough choices between paying for overdue tickets or daily necessities. It costs $20, at the Costello Courthouse located at 32 Cherry Street. For more information call 863-2865.

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Start the Conversation Workshop

Tuesday, March 31 @ 6pm-Start the Conversation Workshop at the Fletcher Free Library

We are excited to host this workshop to offer help and education to our community. An Advanced Directive is a form that lets you set out what you want your end of life care to be. It can be difficult to talk about end-of-life plans for yourself or your loved ones. To help with this, the Visiting Nurses Association has a great workshop, which will allow you to understand these forms and …

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Town Meeting Legislative Update

Town Meeting Legislative Update

It’s an honor to represent the Old North End and Downtown Burlington in the Statehouse.

Rep. Curt McCormack and I are working hard this session to invest in working families, create green jobs, and help make our communities safe and affordable. We are half way through the legislative session and wanted to give you an update on our progress. If you have any questions, feedback, ideas, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,
Rep Jill Krowinski

Earned Sick Days
Curt and Jill are both champions …

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DFA Endorses Jill and VPIRG Gives Jill 100% Rating

Democracy for America endorsed Jill Krowinski for State Representative today.  From its headquarters here in Burlington, DFA works across the country to supports grassroots campaigns fighting for real change.  With over 15,000 members in Vermont and over 1 million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse dedicated to supporting candidates with progressive, forward-thinking ideas for our country.

We’re excited to have their support, as well as other progressive grassroots organizations like the Working Families Party, and the Vermont League of Conservation Voters. Along with these great …

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VIDEO: Candidate Forum with CCTV

VIDEO: Candidate Forum with CCTV

Check out the latest from CCTV’s candidate forum with Jill and her running mate Curt McCormack! The discussion covered everything from political lawn signs to Jill’s experience in governing and her ideas on making the cost of housing more affordable for our residents.

Watch the entire Q&A after the jump…

 

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Jill on Live at 5:25

Jill on Live at 5:25

Just in case you missed, checkout Planned Parenthood’s Nick Carter talking to Jill about expanding healthcare access to women, especially to at-risk populations, the VT Access Plan, and other issues facing Vermont women.

 

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Paid Sick Days

More than half of the workforce does not have or cannot use paid sick days to care for sick children.

Parents should never have to choose between caring for a sick family member and earning a living.  Nearly half (48%) of private sector workers (including a whopping 78% of food and public accommodation workers) are denied even a single paid sick day.

The absence of paid sick days has an impact on our economy, public health and child care system.  If a sick child is dragged from …

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Like Jill on Facebook

Like Jill on Facebook

As campaign season swings into full gear, it’s time to connect with your neighbors for a conversation about how to build a better Burlington.  Since Governor Shumlin appointed me to the House in February, I’ve been working hard to be a strong voice for you in Montpelier.  I’ve already helped pass legislation to tackle youth smoking, create affordable housing, and expand access to education.  Still, there’s a lot more to do.

Next year, I want to make even more progress on the important issues affecting our families. …

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